The 50 Most Beautiful Places Abandoned In The World

The 50 Most Beautiful Places Abandoned In The World


These genuine ruins offer a disturbing glimpse of a world without humans. Their dark walls inspire a sense of wonder that I have never felt before.All these places in which Mother Nature has reclaimed her rights probably have many mysteries.

1. Christ of the Abyss in San Fruttuoso, Italy

Place abandonedGuido Galletti built this statue of Christ in 1954 and placed it in water at a depth of 17 meters.

2. Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert


3. Abandoned homes in southwestern Florida


4. Remains of SS Ayrfield in Australia in HomeBush Bay


5. Wonderland Park Abandoned near Beijing in China

5Designed to be the largest amusement park in Asia, Wonderland has never been completed for financial matters. The land has since been cultivated by local farmers.

6. A fishing hut on a lake in Germany


7. Holland Island in Chesapeake Bay

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8. A house on the Kerry Way, walking trail between Sneem and Kenmare in Ireland


9. Prypyat in Ukraine

Pripyat, a city of nearly 50,000 inhabitants, was completely abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 because of its proximity to the power plant. Nature now governs this city, which resembles an apocalyptic film.

10. A military hospital, Beelitz, Germany


11. Kalavantin Durg near Panvel in India


12. The remains of the Pegasus in Antarctica


13. Angkor Wat in Cambodia


14. The forts of the Maunsell Sea in England


15. Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England


16. Częstochowa, an abandoned train depot in Poland


17. A yacht engulfed in Antarctica


18. An abandoned distillery in Barbados

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19. The Central Michigan train station in Detroit


20. A bobsleigh track at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo


21. Craco in Italy

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22. A rocket factory in Russia

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23. A mill abandoned in 1866 in Sorrento, Italy

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24. Abandoned power plant – Belgium


25. The House of the Bulgarian Communist Party

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26. The abandoned city of Keelung in Taiwan

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27. The Lawndale Theater in Chicago


28. North Brother Island, near New York


29. A mill abandoned in France

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30. Hotel del Salto in Colombia

thirtyThe Salto Hotel was built in 1928 for the wealthy tourists who visited the Tequendama Falls. Eventually, the waterfall was contaminated and visitors lost interest, leading to the abandonment of the hotel.

31. Asuncion, Paraguay

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32. Former railroad in Missouri


33. The Nara Dreamland amusement park in Japan


Nara Dreamland was built in 1961 after Disneyland became popular. The park entrance was almost identical to Disneyland and had its own version of the Sleeping Beauty castle. The park closed in 2006 due to the low number of visitors.

34. Siberian diamond mine


The second deepest artificial hole in the world, this mine was built by Stalin to satisfy the Soviet Union’s demand for the diamond industry. Eventually abandoned when it became too difficult to continue digging this huge hole.

35. Ryugyong Hotel – Pyongyang, North Korea


The Ryugyong Hotel is a true example of the madness of North Korea. Work began on this 105-storey hotel only a few years before a great famine arose in the country. Abandoned for 16 years, work had resumed in 2008, when it was covered with glass for the modest sum of 120 million euros. Foreign visitors reported that although the structure now seems to be finished from the outside, much of the interior is still abandoned and incomplete.

36. Willard’s Asylum, New York


The psychiatric ward of Willard was built in 1869 and closed in 1995, housing more than 4,000 patients at its peak. More than 25,000 patients died within its walls. So the asylum morgue (photo above) is one of the scariest places on this list.

37 – Six Flags Amusement Park in Louisiana


Heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Six Flags has since been abandoned. Many of the attractions are still standing, a testament to the resilience of New Orleans. Several companies have plans to redevelop the park, but in the meantime, it remains the ideal setting for a horror film.

38. Gulliver Travel Park, Kawaguchi, Japan


Built in the shadow of Mount Fuji, this theme park opened in 1997 lasted only 10 years before being abandoned despite the financial support of the Japanese government.

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39. Chateau Miranda, Belgium


The castle was built by French aristocrats fleeing the revolution. During and after the Second World War, the castle of Miranda was used as an orphanage. It was abandoned in 1980, with the family refusing to allow the authorities to take care of the structure. Due to its past, this castle remains a favorite among ghost hunters.

40. The Island of Hashima in Japan


In the past Hashima was rich in coal, with more than 5,000 miners living on the island. When coal was replaced by gasoline as the main source of energy in Japan, the mining village was abandoned.

41. Orpheum Auditorium – New Bedford, Massachusetts


This Auditorium opened on the same day that the Titanic sank, on April 15, 1912. A supermarket occupies part of the building, but the rest is deserted.

42. Wreck of SS America – Fuerteventura, Canary Islands


This former American ship failed in 1994 after 54 years of service.

43. The underwater city of Shicheng in China


Shicheng has been under water for 53 years since the Xin’an River Power Plant flooded the area. The city was founded 1300 years ago.

44. Dadipark – Dadizel, Belgium


A simple playground, Dadipark opened in the 1950s and closed in 2002.

45. State Penitentiary – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


In operation from 1829 until 1971, it was one of the first modern penitentiary establishments. Now, a national monument, the prison has accuillated prisoners such as Al Capone and Willie Sutton. If only the walls could speak …

46. Jet Star Rollercoaster, Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Jet star

These roller coasters were left as well in the Atlantic Ocean after Hurricane Sandy. They remained thus for six months, until finally being engulfed by the sea.

47. Wrecks in a Sandbar, Bermuda Triangle


48. Bell tower over a frozen lake, Reschen, Italy

bell tower

This lake is an artificial reservoir that has submerged several villages and a 14th century church.

49. Flooded shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand


50. Cemetery of cars in Belgium



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